Under the framework of the FAO project TCP/SNE and with the support of the FAO Sub-regional office for North-Africa (SNE), the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat carried out the second mission to support the application of the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) tool.
The 2nd round of the Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) was facilitated by Mr Mekki CHOUIBANI, the PCE facilitator and Executive Director of NEPPO, with the contribution of Ms Sarah BRUNEL, IPPC Implementation Facilitation Officer.
A workshop was organized in Tunis from 26 to 28 June 2018 with government officials and stakeholders to discuss and develop a phytosanitary capacity development strategy for the country.
Representatives from the following organizations attended the workshop: NPPO, Customs, Research, Producer associations, agricultural chamber as well as from the Ministries of Agriculture, Environment, Interior, Trade, Transport, etc.
Participants complete some of the modules of the PCE where they identified weaknesses and completed the methodologic tools (problem tree, SWOT and logical framework). Results of this work were discussed and agreed.
The PCE in Tunisia is well on track and was supported by the active participation of stakeholders. The national phytosanitary capacity evaluation strategy to be produced will be used to help provide input into the development of a wider project for Tunisia, financed by the European Union to support competitiveness and exports of agricultural and fisheries products (PACE). This project will be managed by the FAO Sub-regional office for North-Africa.